In celebration of LGBT+ History Month, Partner Emma Bartlett had the privilege of interviewing Keith Winestein, who has been recognised for his fantastic work as a positive role model for LGBT+ by the prestigious National Diversity Awards.
In this podcast, Keith Winestein and Emma Bartlett discuss why LGBT+ History Month is so important in providing a voice and visibility to issues surrounding LGBT+ equality and diversity. Over the past four decades, this has been at the forefront of much of Keith’s work, starting with those affected by HIV and AIDs, and with the promotion of wellbeing and mental health initiatives, where his invaluable contribution is still going strong.
Encouraging a sense of belonging for employees should be a core part of any employer’s Equality and Diversity strategy, and one way in which this may be achieved is through celebrating role models who are brave enough to talk about their own experiences.
In this podcast, we aim to raise awareness of LGBT+ History Month and to help educate on issues that can affect us all but that are not always spoken about. Allowing others to talk about how they might be impacted, or how they have supported colleagues and friends, can help break down barriers which otherwise prevent employees bringing their whole selves to work. Keith Winestein is one such role model.
If you are a law firm, a professional practice partnership or LLP and would like to discuss any issues relating to equality and diversity in the workplace, or for more information on any of the topics discussed in this podcast, please contact Partner Emma Bartlett, who specialises in employment and partnership issues for multinational employers, senior executives, partnerships and partners.
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